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Tubabao Photos part 2/3

While researching in College Park MD archive we found the unopened pack of photos, with the accompanying letter saying

Transmitted herewith are sixty-four pictures which are self-explanatory of conditions at the United Nations Evacuation Cemter on Tubabao Island

signed by James E Henderson, American Consul General

Those documents are of the few describing Russian Reefugee IRO camp on Tubabao. They are dated January-February 1950

We left the captions as they were in the file. If you find any of your relatives here – please let us know.

We will post the more optimistic batch of photos next week.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, College Park MD, USA, RG 59, box 1591, decimal file 1950-54 398.411-IRO, declassified NND862921.

Refugees whose tents were destroyed are finding their shelter inside the Orthodox church. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Taiphoon destroyed many tents in Tubabao camp. 31 photos. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Russian electrical engineers put together this Camp Power Station. Many of them used to work for the American-owner Shanghai Power Company, reputedly the largest in the world. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Russian electrical engineers put together this Camp Power Station. Many of them used to work for the American-owner Shanghai Power Company, reputedly the largest in the world. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Russian electrical engineers put together this Camp Power Station. Many of them used to work for the American-owner Shanghai Power Company, reputedly the largest in the world. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

To dig earth under the tropical sun is hard work. A latrine is under construction. The work has to be done, and the boys are doing it. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Busy morning in the camp. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Busy morning in the camp.
Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Mr John Dillon, the new Camp Superintendent, views the ruined barrach erected by his predecessor. He is a hard task, ruined tents, ruined barracks, in which live people with ruined hopes.Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

National leaders mournfully inspect the ruins. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Bewildered tots found refuge inside an IRO office whilst the wind howls outside. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

Bewildered tots found refuge inside an IRO office whilst the wind howls outside. Tubabao island, Philippines, January-February 1950. Source: NARA RG59 box 1591.

 

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